For a one-week Costume Design assignment, we were to shop (find/buy) a costume and use varying distressing techniques to tell a character's story. I had already planned on being Amelia Earhart for Halloween, so this was a great way for me to collect pieces for my costume while fulfilling an assignment. I used paint, color remover, sandpaper, ink, sole roughers, wire brushes, oil cloths, etc to create a "post-Bermuda Triangle" Amelia Earhart. I wanted it to look like she had been through hell/abducted by aliens (a common theory about the Bermuda Triangle), and dumped down in a crop circle. Photo credit Caitlin Deane.